Northwoods League Team Name

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The contest to name the Northwoods League Baseball team that will call Carson Park home next summer is in the final stages.

The contest deadline for suggestions was Friday, Aug. 6, and this week, organizers will sort through the 12000 responses they received to choose the team's title.

Manager Bill Rowlett says it wasn't just residents of Eau Claire who responded to the contest.

"We've had significant response from outlying communities and we got one from Okinawa, Japan, another from Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is in the league but it tells you the interest is out there," says Rowlett.

The team name will be announced next Monday. One grand prize winner will be selected, but runners up will also receive prizes of game tickets or team apparel.